MICKEY SPILLANE (1918 2006) sold hundreds of millions of books. He introduced iconic detective Mike Hammer to readers in 1947 with I, the Jury, and was named a Mystery Writers of America Grand Master in 1995.
Max Allan Collins is the author of the Shamus Award-winning Nathan Heller historical thrillers. His other books include the "New York Times" bestseller "Saving Private Ryan" and the "USA Today" bestselling "CSI" series. His comics writing ranges from the graphic novel "Road to Perdition", source of the Tom Hanks film, to long runs as scripter of the "Dick Tracy" comic strip and his own innovative "Ms. Tree". Collins is also a screenwriter and a leading indie filmmaker in his native Iowa, where he lives with his wife, writer Barbara Collins, and their son, Nathan.